Pronunciation: (up-rēr'), [key]
1. to raise up; lift: The horse upreared its head and whinnied.
2. to build; erect: to uprear a monument in stone.
3. to elevate the dignity of; exalt: God upreared Abraham by making him the father of many nations.
4. to bring up; rear: to uprear children in a good environment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.